Jemmy Green in Australia - A Comedy in Three Acts

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Author: James Tucker
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Hard Cover

1955 First Edition. Limited to one thousand copies.
Publisher -
Angus and Robertson.
Cover is quarter bound in yellow and green cloth. Reasonable condition. 
Dust Jacket is present. Torn and browned.
End Papers are intact, white.
Preliminaries – Frontispiece: Ilustration 'The Colonial Stage Critic'. Facsimile of a page from the original manuscript. Table of Contents; Introduction by Colin Roderick; Acknowledgements.
Main Text Body - 108 Pages. Fine and clean.   

End Matters – Notes; Bibliography; Appendices.
Edges are even and unworn. Tanning on top edge.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage.  Gilt lettering onblack banner.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.

'This play is important for several reason. It has intrinsic merit.....It indicates that early in the colonial period the Australian theatre had its roots in Australian soil.The circumstances of its composition show that the life of the imperial convict was not one of unrelieved brutality. And finally, research into Tucker's sources has revealed a record of lively dramatic activity in Maitland between 1843 and 1845.' From the Introduction.


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